Rams slay Knights for first victory

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By Joel Stevens, Associate Editor

The Glenwood boys basketball team had four players score in double-figures in a 54-46 Hawkeye 10 Conference victory over Kuemper Catholic on Friday for the Rams’ first win of the season.

The win was the Rams’ first in four tries this season after losses to Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson, Harlan and Council Bluffs Lewis Central. After shooting less than 32 percent in all three losses, Glenwood shot 42 percent against the Knights and turned the ball over a season-low eight times.

“We finally played a complete game,” said Glenwood coach Curt Schulte. “We’ve had a tough schedule to open against some pretty good teams. It’s nice to finally get that first win.”

After Kuemper opened the game on a 6-0 run thanks to several fast-break buckets, Glenwood settled down but still trailed by as many as eight in the first half before a 15-7 second quarter run knotted the score at 22-22 at halftime.

Schulte thinks his team was stunned the opening eight minutes by the Knights’ tempo but they adjusted nicely.

“We wanted to control the tempo and they wanted to run-and-gun us that first quarter,” said Schulte. “But we adjusted and I think we really controlled things the final three quarters.”

Glenwood outscored the Knights 47-31 over the final three quarters and held a 34-29 rebounding edge for the game.

Robbie King had his fourth double-double of the season with 13 points and 18 rebounds. Cory Simms added 12, Dylan Blankenship 11 and Kirk Porter had 10.

“This was the best I think we’ve played this season on offense and defense,” said Schulte. “This was the best we’ve shot and we had four kids in double figures so I’m very happy with the balance.”

Guard Alex Wiederin had 11 to lead the Knights.

C.B. Lewis Central 50,

Glenwood 46

Council Bluffs Lewis Central edged the Glenwood boys basketball team 50-46 last Tuesday.

The Rams’ 34.6-percent shooting from the field (17-of-49) was their third straight game to open this season in which they shot less than 40 percent from the field.

Robby King and Kirk Porter each scored 14 points to lead Glenwood.

Jon Higgins led the Titans with 13 points.